Deze boeken krijgen op een wel heel bijzondere manier een tweede leven. Verantwoordelijk hiervoor is de Amerikaanse kunstenaar Mike Stilkey.
Los Angeles native Mike Stilkey has always been attracted to painting and drawing not only on vintage paper, record covers and book pages, but on the books themselves. Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. A lingering sense of loss and longing hints at emotional depth and draws the viewer into their introspective thrall with a mixture of capricious poetry, wit, and mystery. His work is reminiscent of Weimar-era German expressionism and his style has been described by some as capturing features of artists ranging from Edward Gorey to Egon Schiele.”
via: Hugh’s Stuff
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – MAY 20: An Iraqi man moves religious books out of Imam al-Mahdi Shiite mosque after a car bomb exploded in front of the holy building in Saadiya neighbourhood on May 20, 2005 in Baghdad, Iraq. The blast killed two children wounding their mother and 6 others and is the latest in a series targeting places of worship.
Een mooie illustratie die voor verschillende interpretaties vatbaar is. Mijn eerste ingeving was de aanwezigheid van het boek in the cloud en daarmee het digitale domein. De vertaling van een gedachte in een literair gegeven is echter ook prima voor te stellen. Leuk om eens een boom over op te zetten, bijvoorbeeld in één van de inspiratiebijeenkomsten van mijn bibliotheek.
bron: teaching literacy.
“Bibliopornography is pretty much what it sounds like it would be: printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of books, the reading of books, or the collecting of books, intended to stimulate lust. Specifically, book lust.“
It can be used for shelving books and iPads as well as hanging magazines. Visually, the optical illusion serves as a reminder that, whenever one picks up a medium, ideas can be misinterpreted when passed from one end to the other.”
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The Ice Book is a miniature theatre show, a pop-up book that comes to life as if by magic.
It tells the story of a mysterious princess who lures a boy into her magical world to warm her heart of ice. It is made from sheets of paper and light, designed to give a live audience an intimate and immersive experience of film, theatre, dance, mime and animation.
We created the show during a four month artist residency at the Kuenstlerdorf Schoeppingen in Germany. All we had was a 5D Mark ii, an old Macbook with After Effects, some builders lights and a green cloth that we improvised as a makeshift green-screen. Before we started we had no idea how to make pop-up books let alone how we could combine them with projections. With a lot of care, love and arguing the idea eventually came to life.
For information on touring dates in 2011 please check the website: theicebook.com